Santo Domingo.- Environment minister Francisco Dominguez reiterated Thursday that Valle Nuevo’s recovery can neither be halted nor delayed any longer.
He also warned that there’ll be no new constructions within the protected area.
“It’s true that farmers who were dedicated to the extensive and intensive production at Valle Nuevo have left, that they can no longer do agriculture, that are dismantling all the pipes, but even more true is the need for the Dominican Republic to protect its waters because without water there is no life, there’s no future,” said the official.
Speaking in a gathering of the Dominican Republic Industries Association (AIRD), Dominguez said business leaders have realized that Valle Nuevo’s situation is a national problem because 7 of every 10 Dominicans is supplied with the water produced in Valle Nuevo.
AIRD president Campos de Moya and Dominguez headed a dialogue on the environment and sustainable development, in which the industrial sector stated its interest in the recovery of the country’s protected areas, specifically those most threatened: Los Haitises, Sierra de Bahoruco and Sierra de Neiba national parks.